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Prep girls tennis: 'Jacks are ready to step up

"I'm excited to see what girls step up this year. We even have some sophomores who could see varsity time," coach Derek Johnson said.

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Head coach: Derek Johnson

Assistant coach: Tom Proulx, Nick Lind, Adam Blesener

Returning starters: Senior captain Jordyn Rahkola, senior captain Alexis Goranson

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What are the team's strengths?

The 'Jacks find strength in numbers, coach Derek Johnson said, with 40-45 girls out for tennis in grades 7-12.

What will be the team's biggest challenge this season?

However, after losing 18 seniors to graduation, a group of players with little varsity experience will be forced to step up, Johnson said.

"It'll be challenging in our early weeks since there will be a lot of matches before school even starts. The squad will be one big puzzle on seeing what girls fit where in the lineup," he said. "I'm excited to see what girls step up this year. We even have some sophomores who could see varsity time."

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